As the end of summer nears, we still have time to enjoy that cold, delicious dairy treat we all love - ice cream!
Eating ice cream is an easy way to consume a serving of dairy.
It's proven that consuming three servings of dairy products, such as milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream, will help kids build strong bones and help teenagers and adults prevent osteoporosis and high blood pressure.
One serving of ice cream is equal to a scoop the size of a tennis ball.
The added sugar in ice cream is one reason not to eat too much ice cream, but the calcium and other nutrients it contains makes it a healthy desert to occasionally enjoy.
So here's a recipe for your family to enjoy and remember to get your 3-A-DAY of DAIRY everyday.
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Peppermint Patty Ice Cream Pops
1 cup mint chocolate chip ice cream (softened)*
8 (2 1/2 inch) chocolate covered peppermint patties*
4 Popsicle sticks
1/4 cup chocolate sprinkles